Hi I’m Moira Yeldon. Recently I visited India and was so captivated by the sensorial images of the people and their culture that I picked up a pen and couldn’t stop writing. I didn’t go to India with the intention of writing a book but my appetite was whetted long before I went. Despite having waited many years to get there, my passion was not dampened.

Over the years I sought out many books on India and while I found them all fascinating, some were rather disparaging. I wanted to give an appealing, evocative account written in a light-hearted style to appeal to those wanting entertainment yet informative insight.

Contact Moira at msyeldon@gmail.com to receive a free excerpt from “Chasing Marigolds”.

Floating candles on the River Ganges, Varanasi India

HAVE YOU EVERY WONDERED ABOUT INDIA OR THE ORIGINS OF YOGA?

Chasing Marigolds” is written as an interactive journal with meditations and recipes that the readers can use and feel as if they too are experiencing the sensuality and vibrancy of India. Many examples of ancient yogic observances I write about in the book are as relevant today as they were when written thousands of years ago.

DID YOU KNOW THAT MUCH OF YOGIC WISDOM CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR DAILY LIFE?

While my book contains historical and geographical significance, it may also convince those with health issues that it is possible to overcome the difficulties of travel. I hope that you too get to experience this incredible enigmatic country and that my blog may inspire and enlighten you in your quest.

Surrounded by the Delhi smog at the Jammat Masjid

WHY DID I START BLOGGING?

When I was writing my book I wan’t to keep it limited to about 200 pages so that it was easy to read as an informal journal. After my book was published many readers were fascinated by some of the issues I discussed and wanted to know more. I felt that many of the topics I touched on are important and should be expanded and discussed with others hence the blog. I also have many wonderful photos of India that I wasn’t able to print in the book but I have posted some in my gallery page for you to enjoy.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE – FOLLOW ME AS I SHARE MORE OF WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT YOGA AND INDIA.

When I was studying to become a yoga teacher I had to learn a lot of theory about the origins of yoga and the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based. While I had researched this ancient wisdom and gained much knowledge from books, it wasn’t until I went to India that I experienced much of this in practice from observing the people and their culture. People sometimes say that when you go to India you find yourself. Visiting India is confronting in more ways than one. For me, it was indeed a life-affirming journey. I would like to share it with you.

This is me zip-lining hundreds of metres above the ground. It was above Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India which is 125 metres above the city and was built in 1459.